I can see that it’s thoughts right up until before the feeling of choosing. The different ways of choosing are thoughts that are presented to me, then there is either and acceptance or rejection. These don’t feel like thoughts to me. I want or I don’t want.Is it a 'self' or, as ever, just more thought trundling on?......
Perhaps these thoughts are to subtle for me.
Do you mind explaining step by step how you experience choice? Perhaps I can then look and see if it is perhaps the same for me.
I can see that the brain thinks thoughts, but this is still very hard for me to accept almost to the point of not wanting to believe it.Who or what is responsible for the thought?
None of my achievements in life are mine, neither are my mistakes. I am not responsible.
There is no difference between myself and rapist or a serial killer, they are experiencing whatever it is that they are experiencing and I am experiencing whatever it is that I am experiencing. No harm no foul, we’re all just along for the ride. How could this be?
No, it is the thought that makes them entities. Without thought there is nothing but experience.Can any 'entity' be found outside of thought?
Very Interesting. Are you saying that the choice actually gets made outside of awareness and that one only becomes aware of it after the fact?Is it really as clear cut and as linear as you report?
See if you can notice how often we reach for the glass, (get up to go to the loo, walk to kitchen to msake some food etc) and the movement begins AND THEN the thought comes in and claims the action....and includes it into the 'I' story.....